Improving practice workflows key to combating physician burnout

January 20, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Wellness 

Provider stress and burnout can have a significant impact on organizational productivity, morale, costs and the quality of care being delivered. 

In our last issue of CMA Newswire, we looked at how "shared care" models can increase physicians' professional satisfaction and combat the epidemic of physician burnout. One of the key takeaways was that improving workflows within the practice is a powerful antidote to burnout.

The American Medical Association's STEPS Forward™ collection includes a number of "Workflow and Process" educational modules that provide practical guidance on practice redesign to improve workflow, communication and practice culture. Continuing medical education credit can be earned from each module.

For more information, visit www.stepsforward.org.


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